Frequently Asked Questions

How am I protected in Mediation?

You will make decisions after reviewing the facts and discussing a variety of options.  We will encourage you to show your agreement to an outside attorney before making a final decision.  You won’t sign anything until you are convinced it is in your best interest to do so.

How long does a mediation take?

Each session takes approximately 1-2 hours. The number of sessions usually ranges from about 4-10 depending on the complexity of the case. The best predictor of how long mediation takes is your readiness to resolve the issues. You control how long the process takes.

What if my spouse is hesitant to try mediation?

Ask him/her to give us a call.  We are happy to discuss the mediation process and answer any questions or concerns they might have.

What does it cost?

The cost of mediation depends on what service you need, the complexity of your case, and your willingness to resolve all issues.  You will be given an fee quote during your initial phone consultation. There is NO RETAINER.  There are no hidden costs and you pay as you go for the services rendered.  *Mediation in typically 90% less expensive than litigation!

Who typically pays for the mediation?

Often both parties will split the mediation fees, if possible.  Sometimes the funds are readily available and other times the parties will agree to take them out of their individual share of the divided assets in the end.  This is encouraged so that the parties are both equally vested in the process itself.

What can we expect from MCNAMEE MEDIATIONS?

  • You receive information about your legal rights in a neutral setting.  You can also get outside legal advice, if you wish.
  • We make certain that you obtain the information necessary to make fully informed decisions about the division of your assets and debts.
  • You get help in identifying your needs and creating solutions to meet them.
  • Your agreement is tailored to meet the unique needs of your family.
  • When your mediation is over you can refer to a clear, detailed, and enforceable agreement, which addresses all of the issues that affect your family.
  • If at some point, you both want to discuss continuing your marriage, we will help you develop two agreements, one about how to get your marriage back on track and the other about your divorce, should you eventually decide to end your marriage.

*Please contact us if you have any other questions.  We are more than happy to assist you.